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2011/01/28 >"What's for Dinner Honey?" Cake Pops


"What's for Dinner Honey?"

What can we say?  Betty is grasping for inspiration during these cold snowbound January days.  The idea of food on a stick just seemed fun, simple in a slightly labor intensive way.  We mean simple fun, simple joy, simple pleasure.  Indulge please.

Cake Pops - from Bakerella.com

1 13x9 baked cake {any flavor, from a box or scratch}
1 can {16 oz} frosting any flavor or 2 cups from scratch
1 package chocolate bark  {also called confectioner's coating} 
Wax paper
Lollipop sticks
Styrofoam block or {floral foam block}

Make and bake the cake.  Cool completely, crumble into large bowl.  Mix thoroughly with frosting.

Roll mixture into quarter size balls and place on wax paper covered cookie sheet.  Melt chocolate bark in the microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring in between.

Dip the tip of your lollipop stick in a little of the melted chocolate bark and insert into the cake balls, a little less than halfway in. 

Place them in the freezer for a little while to firm up.  Once firm, carefully dip the cake ball into the melted chocolate bark by holding the lollipop stick and rotating it until it's covered.

Gently tap the stick until the excess chocolate falls off. If you want to add sprinkles {aka jimmies} or sanding sugar now is the time.  Place in a styrofoam or floral foam block to dry.